There comes a point in an adult’s life when we ask ourselves “Is it time to give my body a Detox?” The funny thing is we often ask this question at a point when we feel thoroughly run down and exhausted, or after a long period of self-abuse such as Xmas or summer holidays where we have been overindulging in food and drink that are generally bad for us.
Overindulging in rich foods that are high in fat and sugar, alcoholic drinks, tobacco and even recreational drugs all take their toll on our bodies over time. Toxins can build up in our bodies, especially in our digestive tract and our liver and gallbladder. I think we all know when it’s time for a detox, as our bodies have a subtle way of showing us some of the telltale symptoms. Common Signs That We Need To Detox A build-up of toxins can leave us feeling very lethargic, and we can notice a drop in our natural energy levels.
Our bodies can start to feel heavy, and we can often feel full, overweight and bloated. Headaches are also another telltale symptom that tells us that toxins have built up in our system. Our moods may drop, and we may also start to feel a little anxious and depressed. Other common symptoms are constipation, cellulite, bad skin including dry skin and also bad breath. Having trouble sleeping at night may also be a sign that our bodies need to benefit from detoxing. The purpose of a detox is to rid our bodies of the build-up of these toxins, which are also known as free radicals. The good news is that it doesn’t take too long to remove these toxins from our bodies.
7 NATURAL DETOX TIPS:
1. Drink 2 litres of water a day :
Drinking water will help to flush and cleanse all of the organs in your body, including your biggest organ, your skin.
2. Cut out the toxic products:
Coffee, Cigarettes, Alcohol, Sugars and Saturated Fat are all common toxins which you can remove from your day to day life.
3. Learn to Relax:
Stress in our lives can create the release of harmful hormones including Adrenaline. Try Meditation, Yoga, ora relaxing Hot Bath.
4. Increase your daily intake of dietary fibre :
Increasing your natural dietary fibre intake through plenty of fruit and vegetables will not only increase your daily intake of good nutrients but they will help to regulate your daily bowel movements, getting rid of waste more efficiently. Also try artichokes, beetroot, cabbage, chlorella, radishes, seaweed, and spirulina which are all rich in antioxidants and are great as detox foods.
5. Cleanse with detoxing herbs:
Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root, Fennel, Green Tea, Beetroot and Burdock are all excellent herbs for detoxing our bodies. Our Liver and Gallbladder and Colon Cleanse products have a high concentration of some of these useful herbs.
6. Get some exercise:
Exercise is not only great for the heart but the increase in blood flow will help your circulation and flush out impurities and toxins.
7. Sweat it out!:
Finally, try releasing toxins and waste build-up by relaxing in a nice hot sauna, this will help to sweat it all out of your system.